Close-up on Sunset Boulevard

Close-up on Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

Book - 2002
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Classic storytelling about one of Hollywood's darkest masterpieces, Close-up on Sunset Boulevard goes behind the scenes to reveal everything about the making of this movie and the larger-than-life personalities of its creators and stars. Close-up on Sunset Boulevard features unforgettable anecdotes about every player: from silent queen Gloria Swanson in her poignant comeback to the cheerful ingenue Nancy Olson (who had never heard of the great and glamorous Gloria), from henpecked, handsome---and hungover---William Holden to the raucous writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Close-up on Sunset Boulevard is a fascinating, unputdownable movie history.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312302542
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 Staggs 2002
Characteristics: x, 420 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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